For Immediate Release

June 12th, 2016

Statement on Mass Shootings in Orlando: Mayor Crombie

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, our most solemn thoughts and prayers are with the people of Orlando in the wake of these heinous acts of terror.

“I wish to further acknowledge those brave first responders working countless hours, and under incredible pressure, who are helping the residents of Orlando manage through such unthinkable violence.

“Those criminals responsible are not motivated by any recognizable religion but by a perverse view of the world. This is not religion. This is hate. We must recognize this in order to retain our own humanity.

“As we mark Pride Month, let us remember that discrimination has no place in society. Equal rights, freedom, tolerance and respect are the bedrock principles of law abiding citizens and flourishing communities.”